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Walkthroughs Using Application-Level Add-ins

Visual Studio 2005

Note Required applications

The features in this topic are available only if you have the required applications installed.

For more information, see Features Available by Product Combination.

  • One of these development environments:

    VSTO 2005

    -or-

    Visual Studio Team System

    -or-

    Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition

  • VSTO 2005 SE installed in the development environment

  • Microsoft Office 2003

    -or-

    2007 Microsoft Office system

Walkthroughs provide step-by-step instructions for common scenarios and are a good place to start learning about Visual Studio Tools for Office.

The following walkthroughs demonstrate ways you can use application-level add-ins to customize the user interface (UI) of the host application.

In This Section

Walkthrough: Automating an Application from a Custom Task Pane

Demonstrates how to use a custom task pane to add selected text to a Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 slide.

Walkthrough: Creating an Outlook Form Region

Demonstrates the basics of creating an Outlook form region.

Walkthrough: Automating an Application from Controls on the Ribbon

Demonstrates how to create a custom Ribbon UI that can be used to automatically add a formatted table to a document.

Related Sections

Walkthroughs Using Word

Lists step-by-step guides that provide an introduction to Visual Studio Tools for Office and help to illustrate how you can create document-level customizations that take advantage of Microsoft Office Word 2003.

Walkthroughs Using Excel

Lists step-by-step guides that provide an introduction to Visual Studio Tools for Office and help to illustrate how you can create document-level customizations that take advantage of Excel.

Data Walkthroughs (Visual Studio Tools for Office)

Lists step-by-step guides that illustrate how to work with data in your solutions.

Actions Panes and Smart Tags Walkthroughs

Lists step-by-step guides that illustrate how you can create document-level customizations that take advantage of actions panes and smart tags.

Security and Deployment Walkthroughs

Lists step-by-step guides that illustrate how you can set security policy to allow your solution to run, and how you can deploy your solution.

Office Development Samples

Provides links to sample applications that illustrate the use of managed code extensions with Word and Excel.

Getting Started (Visual Studio Tools for Office)

Provides links to information on setup, project templates, Office primary interop assemblies, and what's new in Office development.

Common Tasks in Office Programming

Lists frequently asked questions about programming with Visual Studio Tools for Office, and provides links to topics that can help solve common problems.

Creating Office Solutions in Visual Studio

Provides links to information on creating Word and Excel solutions and the role of assemblies in your solution.

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